November 04, 2003
Real men fear pussification!
I just read Kim du Toit's post on manhood, and I have to admit to being a tad annoyed.
While du Toit makes some good points, the overall tone strikes me as one of bullying and attempted argument by intimidation, and I don't like being bullied.
You know the definition of homosexual men we used in Chicago? "Men with small dogs who own very tidy apartments."Gee, thanks for telling me I don't have to be a cartoon!
I don't like having homos defined for me or being told what to think or what to buy or read or what to drink -- or how to "be a man." I reject all forms of control, whether by women, leftists, rightists, the gay movement, self-styled "real men" -- or Kim du Toit. I am sick of being told that "homos" are not men and all the rest of it. Sick of listening to drivel about how I should conduct my life. I take care of my own business and I don't appreciate gratuitous advice on "manhood." Women have not pussified anybody (especially the "us" to which I don't belong and don't want to belong), and if some men have pussified themselves it's their own individual fucking business.
There's too much use of the word "we" in this post, and it makes me very suspicious when people try to tell me what "we" have done wrong. I use the word occasionally and I shouldn't. But this is just plain heavyhanded. Reminds me of the gay, self-appointed Stalinist "leaders" who greeted me with boos, jeers and catcalls for owning guns. Of leftists who called me a "traitor" when I was on the Berkeley Police Review Commission for not going along with their version of "we."
If du Toit does not consider me a man, what the hell am I supposed to do about that? Wallow in fear? Try to conform myself to his values?
Sorry, but when I feel insulted and bullied I must protest.
Nobody "makes a man" out of me! That stuff is for mindless sheep and wannabe nerds.
You wanna know who I think is a real man? My blogfather, that's who. He's more of a man than all these people who run around blaming homos and women for their insecurities.
This "real man" bullshit comes on top of an insulting test which tells me I am not enough of a Metrosexual!
You're an average Joe. Almost wallpaper. You shop at the mall, furnish your home at the department store and spend your weekends watching sports. If you were any more plain, you'd be Al Gore.
From Andrew Ian Dodge, via Dean Esmay.
If the world is so determined to grade me I must try harder to disappoint them.
posted by Eric on 11.04.03 at 06:30 PM
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